EP 18 - Vulnerability is Dope. Mental Health & Making Diabetes your Own with Jiggy Yoon

EP 18 - Vulnerability is Dope. Mental Health & Making Diabetes your Own with Jiggy Yoon

February 09, 2022

Trigger warning: Suicide-attempt mentioned inside of this episode.

A diagnosis of type one diabetes comes with a large mental load, especially with an adult onset.

Inside this episode, I sit down with Jiggy Yoon who has been a personal friend of mine for years (and years to come). Jiggy is the only Korean, lesbian, hip-hop dancing and rapping Type 1 Diabetic girl-who-lifts with tattoos, piercings who speaks so boldly of vulnerability.

We sit down and talk about the events leading up to her diagnosis that made handling type one diabetes even more difficult, how she chose to move forward and how she is rising above it all now.

 

Here's whats inside today's episode:

  • Jiggy's type one journey and being diagnosed while at Penn State University
  • How Jiggy made the decision to love her diagnosis despite the odds.
  • Situations leading up to the diagnosis that caused burnout early on.
  • How Jiggy supports her clients in taking charge of their lives without toxic positivity or burnout

  

Thank you to Skin Grip for sponsoring this episode! Check out my absolute favorite patches and save 10% at check out by using the code "LISSIE"!

 

Hit the play button and let's get started!

 

RESOURCES:

- Apply for the Skin Grip Diabetes Scholarship

- Follow Jiggy on Instagram!